History on the line as San Miguel takes on Ginebra for the Philippine Cup

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 24, 2017 09:37 AM
History on the line as SMB takes on Ginebra in PBA Finals
If for some reason you still need to get hyped for the best-of-7 showdown between sister teams San Miguel Beer and Brgy. Ginebra, do know that some major history is riding in this series.

Get settled in folks because the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is here.

And if for some reason you still need to get hyped for the best-of-7 showdown between sister teams San Miguel Beer and Brgy. Ginebra, do know that some major history is riding in this series.

The obvious side of course is for San Miguel as the Beermen are looking to become only the second team in PBA history to win three straight Philippine Cup titles and the Perpetual trophy that comes along with it.

Winning the last two editions of the All-Filipino, the Beermen need four more wins to join rival TNT as the only teams in history to achieve such level of dominance in the PBA's most prestigious tournament.

Another championship win for San Miguel also puts the flagship SMC franchise on top of the all-time list for most All-Filipino titles.

The Beermen currently share the top spot with the Purefoods franchise with six titles each.

On the other side are the Gin Kings, who are looking to win their first Philippine Cup title in 10 years.

The last time Ginebra won in the All-Filipino was in 2007, when they beat San Miguel in six games.

Coming off a championship in the 2016 Governors' Cup, the Gin Kings are also looking to win back-to-back titles, literally the same script current head coach Tim Cone used when he won his second career Grand Slam with San Mig Coffee just three years ago.

Considering Ginebra is the only SMC team without a Grand Slam, you bet the barangay would start talking about it if the Gin Kings pull this off.

Game 1 of the race-to-four is set for Friday at 7:00 p.m. live from the Mall of Asia Arena.

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